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- Tuesday 11 September 2012
- 19:00 - 20:30
- Lecturers: Dr Lewis Dartnell
'Astrobiology' is a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is 'life' and what did it need to emerge on our own world? And where else might provide conditions suitable for life, either in our own solar system or upon the newly-discovered worlds orbiting distant stars? Join Dr Lewis Dartnell, from University College London, for this exciting new short course.
The course will run as follows:
Tue 11 September: What is Life?
Tue 18 September: Cosmic requirements
Tue 25 September: Mars: Our neighbouring world
Tue 2 October: A teeming solar system?
Mon 8 October: Exoplanets: Life by the light of other suns
Tue 16 October: What might an alien look like..?
The course costs £200 (£180 Members) for six sessions, including all course materials and refreshments.
NB This course was originally scheduled for summer 2012. All course fees have now been refunded.